Just when I think I know a bit of math, I find a new unit of length or something and then I realize I will never know any math. Planck length – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
What do young geniuses read, anyway? I cannot resist a good math article, or a good computer science tidbit, or a good history of math article, and I seem to have found all three of them in one place, Alex Bellos’s blog, in (as of this reading) in two entries about Alan Turing’s reading and … Continue reading Alan Turing as a young student
I love it when people get caught out trying to snow others with fake math references. Now it’s the turn of Herman Cain. Finding out that [Herman] Cain was a math major gives me the same flush of embarrassment I get when I hear that a Jew did something bad. As for bamboozling people with … Continue reading Herman Cain’s Pseudomathematics : EvolutionBlog
In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them. — John von Neumann via Mathematical Intuition—What Is It? « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP.